When you’re getting ready to sell your home the inside of the house gets most of the attention. However, it’s important not to forget the outside. It’s all about making good impressions, and the first thing people see is the outside of your home so curb appeal and good landscaping is really important. Good landscaping can raise your home value by as much as 28%, and research also shows your asking price may be 4-5% higher. We all want to sell our homes quickly – well research also suggests that homes with great landscaping often sell 10-15% faster!
We know lighting makes a difference inside, however 41% of home-buyers say outdoor lighting is also necessary their home purchase so think about updating or installing outdoor lighting.
Well thought out placement of shrubbery can create insulation and result in savings of $100-$250 per year. A few strategically placed trees are said to cut heating bills by 15% and AC bills by 75%. Besides saving money, home buyers will be impressed with the low numbers.
So when preparing your home for sale don’t ignore the outside, but also keep it in mind over the years you occupy a home, after all good landscaping can take years to take shape!
References: HouseLogic, About.com, National Association of Realtors, Househunt